easy question for those in the know

Just replaced the rear tire on my wr 450 for the first time and am having a time trying to get the rear wheel back on. I can't get the rotor to slip back in between the brake pads. I pry them apart but then the disc hits the brake mount. I'm sure there must be a trick to this... so please someone help a brother out.:ride:

Just replaced the rear tire on my wr 450 for the first time and am having a time trying to get the rear wheel back on. I can't get the rotor to slip back in between the brake pads. I pry them apart but then the disc hits the brake mount. I'm sure there must be a trick to this... so please someone help a brother out.:ride:

The brake assembly will slide fore and aft along the swingarm (through a tongue and groove type "connection"), so I would first check to make sure it hasn't slid too far forward, and also that it hasn't slid out of that groove. When you are putting the rotor in between the pads, you can also grab the brake assembly and pull it backward onto the rotor.

My guess is your brake assembly is a little "cockeyed" in the groove....

The brake assembly will slide fore and aft along the swingarm (through a tongue and groove type "connection"), so I would first check to make sure it hasn't slid too far forward, and also that it hasn't slid out of that groove. When you are putting the rotor in between the pads, you can also grab the brake assembly and pull it backward onto the rotor.

My guess is your brake assembly is a little "cockeyed" in the groove....

Yeah, happens most of the time I am fighting with my rear wheel:bonk:

I had a similar problem. I got frustrated and actually opened up my Clymer Manual:jawdrop: . I had gotten the spacers/cones in the wrong order. :ride:

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